LORA is a great place to get away from all the worries of every day life. Enjoy camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities at Missouri’s scenic playground, the Lake of the Ozarks. LORA is located 50 miles Northwest of Fort Leonard Wood on the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks. The lake is one of the nation’s largest man-made lakes, giving you over 1,300 miles of shoreline to enjoy. When at LORA, you’re only a short drive away from many of Missouri’s best tourist attractions. There are caves waiting to be explored, amusement and water parks, golf courses, unique gift shops, as well as many fine restaurants and night clubs. It’s easy to see why your stay at LORA will be fun and exciting for your entire family.
Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area
Type of site
$75 - $115
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October 1-5 2017
18-22 Aug 2017
7 Sep - 10 Sep 16
Jul 5 - Jul 12, 2016
June 22, 2016
8-11 Jun 15
This was a great place to say. It's a bit off the beaten path but well worth the time to get there. The site is right on the lake and they have a large amount of rental equipment available. We paid about $30/hr for a pontoon boat. When we were at other non-DoD facilities around the country the price was $150-$200/hr; a great deal. The facilities are a bit old but were clean and conveniently located. I liked that the Army had onsite MPs at the facility. We have already recommended this location to several of our friends. We will return.
7 - 25 May 2014
J.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Other than a water leak in the pipe on our site, the new pull through sites were level and paved. Short on shade (none) so in the full summer be prepared to run air! We had to park full forward in our spot for the power cord to reach (39 ft 5th wheel) but there was room to park on the apron in front of the site. Staff was friendly and helpful. We'd do this again.
T.P. left this review using the Directory software: - We have stayed here on several occasions and during different times of the year. Staff is friendly and helpful. Military Police are there from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and patrol the area by foot, bicycle, and car. Overall an enjoyable area.
June 3-10, 2013
Clean well maintained grounds. Level cement pads with clean restrooms. Marina has lots to rent but it is gas + rental which can get expensive. Spent part of the time in a cabin. They have kitchen supplies and are very nice. Enjoyed watching part of the military water training. This is our second year and we definitely will return next year. First year started out on new pad area where we had reservations. They allowed us to change to a more wooded site so don't be afraid to ask for the site you want.
18 - 22 Apr 2013
Took the family here and pulled our, new to us 89 Avion on its maiden voyage (its being remodeled at the moment). What a great spot, bathrooms in RV area newly remodeled and very clean. Staff at office and store extremely nice. As we checked the whole campsite out, we noticed they have some very nice cabins. Tent camping only has outhouses, and not really within walking distance to the good bathrooms we were near. Had a great time fishing, kids all caught a few bluegills and crappies. Would definitely go again. We walked over to where the beach area is and there is a play ground for little kids, my wife took my youngest into those bathrooms, and she said it was filthy.
Sept 4 2012
New asphalt has been laid on the street and parking lots. The pads are pull through but need to be widened so when you step out of your RV or motor home you don't have to step in the dirt or mud and the picnic table needs to be set on a slab not on the ground and in the mud. Other than that things were just great and I will return.
June 24, 2012
The area is beautiful, very rustic but difficult to navigate through if you have a big rig. The reservation/office people were friendly and helpful along with the Military police who were both professional and also helpful. The negative aspects of this park include aggressive unleashed dogs and filthy bathrooms. I have been in gas station bathrooms that were cleaner, the trash was not emptied the entire weekend. Overall the park is not well maintained and we will not be returning.
April 23, 2011
J.D. left this review using the Directory software: Very nice area. Rustic camp sites are clean and well maintained. Restroom (out houses) and water available throughout. RV area looked clean. Bath house and laundry are available and clean. Facilities also include, boat ramp, boat rentals @ the marina. Cabins for rent. Pavilion for parties. Beach area (needed to be worked on). Dump station for RVs. Admin office and country store is at the bottom of hill. I wouldn't recommend pulling a big rig down there, gets kinda tight. Major shopping (Wal-Mart) 10-15 miles. Osage Beach attractions also 10-15 miles away. Fantastic. Well worth the visit.
October 1, 2010
Me and my wife camped there five times over the summer and fall. Some times for over a week. We found the place great. There were always security people on site. The boats I rented were great and the staff at the boat dock, check in and store were great. The fishing was excellent. I always caught fish. My son and I fished a tournament where you could weigh a fish every two hours. My son caught and weighed a bass that weighed exactly 4 lbs and won 500.00 for it. It was great. Will be back again next year and bringing more people with me.
22-24 Oct 10
My wife, daughter and I just spent a three day weekend in a cabin, our first time there, thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Very nice area; we didn't mind the long drive into and out of the camp due to having friends close by. The MWR booklet in the cabin requires attention, primarily due to the information about the on-site store being incorrect. But again, we know the area and that wasn't a problem for us, but may be to others. Our daughter wants a cabin with a loft, and we would like one with preferably a screened-in porch. So next time we're going to check out some of those. There is an MP station on-site; however, over the course of our weekend, we did not see anyone manning it. It's a long drive from Ft Leonard Wood to respond out there. Overall, very satisfied, and anticipate our next trip out that way.
July 8-18, 2008
My wife and I visited this campground because of it's location and access to the lake. While the scenery, sunsets, and abundant animal sightings were very good, there are some things that need correcting. BAD - location was 20 miles from area attractions and significant shopping, campground was not maintained well (many downed branches and trees and grass not cut), no visible security, no sewage connection at site, bathrooms were good, but needed better maintenance, not big rig friendly (35' and bigger will have problems), all sites needed leveling. GOOD - marina and access to lake was very good, cabins (separate from campground) were excellent, sites are blacktopped, quiet campground, WIFI available at bath house, nice country store at marina. To fully enjoy this campground you must either own a boat or rent a boat. To me it is worth another visit and we will return.
7 July 07
Called for directions as it can be a little difficult and awkward to get there...phone line was continuously busy for several hours...dodged many tree limbs getting there. Signed in and got our spot....my surge suppressor noted polarity reversal and could not get power. We had to relocate which was a deeply angled site and we could not level. Told that "the polarity read like that but it was otherwise fine"....eh, don't think so. While the surroundings are "pretty", this definitely is not big rig friendly (38 feet). Small rigs and campers would do just fine. 30 amp service (voltage is holding fine for AC) and no sewer, just a dump station. Could be a lot better...but this is just the first day. Will submit another review if things get better.
One of the best run military campgrounds I have ever been to. Staff at the park was very helpful. I was so impressed with the area, I intend to retire there.
We have been camping here for about 20 years and it has aways been a nice place. This trip we rented a boat and had a good time out on the lake one day. The other day we shopped at the outlet mall in town. One day was also spent just swimming in there small beach area. It closes at 6pm but you can take an drive to the State park swim area which is under 2 miles if you want to swim after 6.